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HUGO How Two Boys Learned of Life From a Killer Shark [Kindle Edition]

Michael McEachern , 22MediaLab.com
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Hugo is the story of two boys, friends since early childhood, and their quest to catch a giant shark that swam the waters of coastal South Carolina during the summer of 1960. From the time they first sighted the behemoth they spent every day and many nights in the creeks, rivers and off the beaches of Beaufort County trying to catch a beast that dwarfed their leaky wooden skiff.

It is a story of a simpler time. The boys’ boat had no depth meter and no compass. There were no cell phones, yet parents routinely allowed their children to vanish “down the river” for days on end to fish and explore and socialize, an easy parental willingness that ended when townspeople began being killed by a shark bigger than anyone had ever seen.

It is a story of adventure, and of a summer that began in innocence, but ended in a tragedy that forced the boys toward manhood.


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  • File Size: 1209 KB
  • Print Length: 164 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EVS91T8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #325,627 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hooray for Hugo! December 26, 2013
By MTM717
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I grew up in the Lowcountry of SC but have lived in Manhattan for the past 16 years. I finished this book on a flight home for the holidays and immediately found myself longing to revisit the rivers, creeks and beaches of my childhood. Though I wasn't particularly keen on encountering a great white during my upcoming visit, this story evoked a nostalgia in me I hadn't expected. I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't thoroughly enjoy this quick read and the life lessons recounted in its pages. Thank you Michael McEachern for a story well-told!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars those were the days September 14, 2014
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"Hugo" is a wonderful little book that brings life back to a weary soul. With all the technology we struggle with each day, Michael McEachern, the author , takes you to a simpler time. Not a Huck Finn time, but an era when the old folks and young folks spoke to one-another . If you are a "baby-boomer," you should love this book. But there are no hippie mantras, no confusions about one's place in society, no Beatles, weed or LSD. It' s the story of friends who manage their way through life without having to question authority or tune in or turn on. As two boys go about their daily routine of crabbing, making a few bucks, and fishing, they run into Hugo, a giant shark that terrorizes the community. What tragedies lie ahead?
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Edge of your seat read! September 14, 2013
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My family read this book aloud while on an island camping trip. By the end of the book, we thought we might have to stay there rather than face the waters that could hold a shark like Hugo. We nearly wished our days away to get to the nightly reading. We laughed and cried and decided to only fish from the shore! It was a great read and we all recommend it...from teenagers to forty-somethings.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put down September 12, 2013
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Once I started reading I could not stop. What started as a typical fisherman's tale of the fish was "this big" turned into a tale that again confirms that I will never swim in the ocean. I had just about put Jaws out of my mind...thanks a lot! Great example of theatre of the mind and again, once I started reading I could not stop. You will enjoy this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow September 5, 2014
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It's been many years since I have been so moved by a book. This is the story of two young men coming of age . It's a story of life, death, friendship, courage, honesty,integrity and sacrifice. The book is magnificently written, truly beautifully done. This one will be remembered for my lifetime. I know that I will read if again like I have with books written by Buck and Steinbeck. I will now write something in a review that I have never said before---if you read only one book this year, make it this one.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a page turner September 8, 2013
By Artemis
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This is a great story and well told. It kept me engaged to the finish. The work could have been even better with a little more editing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great fish tale! September 17, 2013
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A great fish tale! Two boys on a quest that will change their lives. South Carolina coastal islands, engaging characters, suspenseful to the end. Reminiscent of The Old Man and the Sea, Jaws and Stand by Me --- all rolled into one! I thoroughly enjoyed reading Hugo. A definite keeper! Two thumbs up!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An adventure in time travel.... September 6, 2013
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Hugo is a magical story that captures the innocence and wonder of two Southern boys, who fully appreciate the mystical nature and natural beauty of their South Carolina Low Country homeland. Set in the late 50's to early 60's, it becomes easy for the reader to drift back into a more simple and humane place in time.....reminding us of names like Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Anyone who has ever been fortunate enough to live in the Carolina Low Country; so vividly described by the author, cannot help but smell the salty marshes and hear the exotic sounds of local wildlife while reading Hugo. Hugo is a fun read and exceptionally written novella. I will be impatiently awaiting the arrival of Michael McEachern's next work. HUGO How Two Boys Learned of Life From a Killer Shark
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wish there was more!
I really enjoyed reading "Hugo" . I wished there was more to read on this story base. Very well written. I will look forward to more of your novels.
Published 5 days ago by C. Burton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
What a wonderful tale! Reminds me of Mark Twain's "Life on the Mississippi" !
Published 16 days ago by Mary Beth Ingram
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice story
I liked the Book. Great story about their time together. I will read it again. Heartwarming and a page turner.
Published 21 days ago by Balsamsue
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just another shark story.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone. Not horror, but part mystery, part biography and part suspense. A tale of two young men and their voyage to manhood. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth Pruett
5.0 out of 5 stars The story is well written and places emphasis on values ...
The story is well written and places emphasis on values that are fading in modern society. In addition, the thought of the megaladon still being in the abyss is quite interesting... Read more
Published 1 month ago by James M. Hager
2.0 out of 5 stars I liked the background setting as I lived in Beaufort for ...
This is a story of two young men - teenagers - growing up in Beaufort South Carolina in the 1950s. They earn extra money crabbing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars By the end I felt that all of the main characters were good friends....
I am a voracious reader of kindle books, and this is the first time I've been moved to review. This was a well-written, easy-reading book. I couldn't put it down. Read more
Published 1 month ago by SW
5.0 out of 5 stars One big fish!!!
This is one of those books that is so hard to put down. For some reason, I knew that there had to be a lot of truth to this story. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ron C.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It was a good and interesting bood
Published 1 month ago by John A. Jay
4.0 out of 5 stars As much about boyhood friendship as sharks
This was a very enjoyable and fairly quick, easy read. It's about sharks, but more about relationships between boyhood friends and their male mentors.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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